Tuesday, February 28, 2012

This is the end!

Thank you all for reading wingsuitnews the last 2,5 years! What started as a fun
‘for the love of the sport’ project, grew and grew into a website that draws close
to 400 unique visitors per day, and has seen a total of over 100.0000 visits.

Back in 2009 wingsuitnews.com saw one or two updates a week with 2 or 3 videos posted.
These days there are close to 20 or sometimes more new videos daily, making maintaining the website
close to a fulltime job. With all the cool subscription features on Vimeo, Youtube
and the massive sharing on facebook wingsuitnews.com is growing a bit out of style.
Hence the decision to call it a day!

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
Costyn, Jarno, Andreea, Eli, DSE
February 28, 2012

Note: The wingsuit event callender will stay up on this URL and continue to be maintained.
If you have wingsuit events you want to see added, just mail news@flylikebrick.com or simply PM one of the above people on dropzone.com

Monday, February 27, 2012

Swiss Alps wingsuit proximity flying 2011

A review of my second year of wingsuit BASE jumping. Pure, beautiful Swiss Alps - enjoy.

Thanks to my fellow jumpers for showing me exits or sharing great memories. Thank you Ueli for making it possible. Wish we could fly together.

Wingsuit: Phoenix-Fly Vampire 3 & 4
Rig: Asylum Profile & Feather

Music: Ronald Jenkees - Guitar Sound (www.ronaldjenkees.com, www.youtube.com/ronaldjenkees)

Feeling generous? Please consider www.wingsforlife.com

BB Team Camp Wingsuit Febrero 2012 Ocaña

Wingsuit Docks

Apache Wingsuit Burble Opening

Canopy opening with Apache wingsuit in full flight. Note the D bag coming out straight then canopy inflation in burble, resulting in 8 line twists.

I am going to study openings in different positions so we can work out the very best way to pitch with these large wingsuits.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Jeb Corliss - Grounded

ACTIVE O2 "Making Of Wingsuit"

Agency: Heye, Group
Production: Hager-Moss
Director: Chris Paterson
BASE Jumpers: Andy West and Dave Barlia

Testing my new wingsuit camera view

Just testing a new mount I pieced together. Nothing special in the jump, just putzing around. Filmed on a GoPro Hero2, Phantom 2 wingsuit.

Wingsuit in Puerto Rico 2012

Wingsuit in the 10th. Puerto Rico Freefall Festival. 15-19 February, 2012. Wingsuit Pilots: Alberto Conte, Fidel machuca, Scott Callantine.

Suren Weekly #7 - 2012

4 wingsuit jumps, including some back flying attempts by Pedro (really failed!!!) and some artsy stuff by Sofia and Ricardo. One jump with Clara, doing some carving (strafing, for all the FPS fans out there) and turns. Fantastic Sunday :)

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Friday, February 17, 2012

One Step Beyond Trailer

Very nice photography in this one! :)

"In life it’s our choice whether we laugh or cry – and I chose to laugh”

One Step Beyond takes us behind the scenes for a close up look at the lives of people
involved in extreme sports.

Géraldine Fasnacht, world-renowned snowboarder and base jumper, invites us into the small and close-knit community of today’s real life supermen - wingsuit flyers...
We join her on a rollercoaster ride across the full spectrum of human emotions, catapulting from total euphoria to devastating loss, living life at full force and in glorious technicolour.
Until one day, out of nowhere, a dramatic event changes the course of Géraldine’s life and forces her to reconsider her chosen path. In the face of tragedy, she decides to pick herself up and get back on the ride, to be swept up in a whirlwind of adrenaline.
This bare bones, honest account gives us a window into the lives of ordinary men and women who have chosen to take an extraordinary path in life.

Fasten your seat belts, we hope you enjoy your trip!

This full length documentary will be available on my blog from march, 8th sebmontaz.com

More about Géraldine: facebook.com/profile.php?id=717415498

Thanks for your precious help:
Matthieu, Original Music: facebook.com/MattOuaki
Antoine, Motion Design: hardy-antoine.fr/
Florent, Sound design: zikali.com

Director/Editor: Sébastien Montaz-Rosset

You can access more informations about the film: facebook.com/pages/Seb-Montaz-Video-blog/149892381710213


Skydive Europe - WingSuit Camp

The birds are unstoppable!


Teaser freeridedays 2012

Interview Arnaud Darbon- Zot Movie Festival

J'ai eu l'honneur de rencontrer Arnaud Darbon, l'un des fondateurs et organisateurs du Zot Movie Festival. Et comme vous le découvrirez dans cette Interview, le Zot Movie Festival bouge, évolue et prend des risques... Attendez-vous à une édition 2012 détonnante ! Arnaud nous explique tout ça et revient sur l'histoire de ce festival... Du Lifestyle pur jus !

Suren Weekly #6 2012

Wing suit full flight docking: check. 1m 48s in the air: check. Sub 100km/h vertical speed: check. Landing in the middle of sheep: check. Fun as always :)

BIRDMAN "Teaser"

Teaser for full length about the history of BASE jumping through the eyes of wingsuit pioneer Andrew West.

Wingsuit BASE jumping in Switzerland

This is a quick clip from my 2011 trip to Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland for some Wingsuit Base Jumping. This year I was jumping a brand new Vampire 4 produced by Phoenix Fly. Sorry guys, no Grinding the Crack here... maybe next trip!

Angels tears

Nous savons que la terre n'appartient pas à l'homme, c'est l'homme qui appartient à la terre. Nous savons que toutes choses sont reliées. Tout ce qui arrive à la terre arrive au fils de la terre. L'homme n'a pas tissé la toile de la vie, il est seulement un fil du tissu. Tout ce qu'il fait sur à la toile, il le fait à lui-même." Seattle, chef Indien Suquamish

J'ai réalisé ce court métrage avec la GoPro960 HD qui a une focale fixe. La forme créative se veut onirique, car je voulais raconter cette histoire à la manière d'une légende ou d'un conte, où la nature et notre terre étaient au centre de cette narration. A travers une passion, la vraie vie est tissée de milliards de fils invisibles mais tous connectés à notre univers. Les larmes de notre mère la Terre sont un signal envoyé à notre coeur pour nous rappeler que l'homme en est l'un de ses fils.

Camera, mise en scène, scénario et réalisation: Jérôme Rochelle
Lieux: Aveyron (France) pour les paysages, Haute-Savoie (France) pour les vols en wingsuit, Aragon et Catalogne (Espagne) pour le BASE jump.
Participants: Romain Wagner, Hubert Schober, Jérôme Rochelle
Matériel: GoPro960 HD
Date: Février 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Experience Freedom

A New Video From InfinityList.com
The Cinematic Sports Experience
Chapter 1: Experience Human Flight (vimeo.com/22428395)
Chapter 2: Experience Zero Gravity (vimeo.com/29017795)

Light off - Music up - Full screen!

We are very proud to be working with the some of the worlds most talented Skydive, Base Jumping and Wingsuit athletes. Our aim through this video is to showcase their work and open the doors for other athletes and filmmakers and provide opportunities for greater exposure. This is The INFINITY LIST Mission and we do it in eight adventure sports categories. It's what we do.


The Experience Freedom Journey will take you through the world of skydiving and Base Jumping in some of the most amazing and scenic locations in the world.

Special Thanks to the following:

Fr. Tedd Rudd 1976 – 2011
Thank you for bringing colour to so many peoples lives.

Chris “Douggs McDougall

Roberta Mancino

Barry Holubeck

Jeff Nebelkopf

Ben Lappin
2009 National Intermediate Champion
2008 New South Wales Champion
2008 3rd place Victorian Championsips
2008 Victorian Sportsman Champion

5D Wingsuiting’s Brett Newman and Adrian Aquardo

Yarra Valley Helicopter. Craig and Andy

Brad Goble, Pat Smith, Chas Mackinnon, Ossie Khan, Vicki Allen, Alana Jayde Bertram, Jill Grantham, Justin De Waad, Haas Herbert, Jon DeWet, Mike Tibbits, Tom Sierakowski

Produced by:
Betty Wants In

Melbourne Skydive Centre

Shot on a GoPro
Music: Immediate Music – “Surrender To Hope”

Monday, February 13, 2012

3 Fun Things

Wingsuit flying end 2011 / Freefly begin 2012 by Sly

Wingsuiting Part 2 ver 2

The more complete video.

¡Wingsuit Uno!

Skydive Elsinore Wingsuit School flock attempt.

Missing the Paradise

BASE jump is not just about jump... (don't expect to many jumps on this video)
One of the better feeling I have since I start BASE jumping, is the positive vibes around the activity.
Now I know, how is the felling of Happiness.
I enjoy life to the fullest, because every day is a gift, because you have to enjoy the simple and the complex of it, you live once, you have to live, because life is now.
This video is dedicated to the friendship, and to the son of Helane and Leandro, that soon will born.
Edition: Ramón "Chapa" Rojas
Music: VCR - The XX

Teaser freeridedays 2012

Highlights 2011 - Red Bull Skydive Team

Sunday, February 12, 2012

The Final Jump

Explorer: The Man Who Can Fly : SUN FEB 12 8p et/pt : http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/explorer

Dean is finally ready to take an amazingly impressive leap, and the crew is dangling hundreds of feet in the air to shoot it.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

First Wingsuit Flight - KPOW 2/5/12

First wingsuit flight with Scott Callentine at Skydive Kapowsin 2/5/12 CAW!

Suren Weekly 4 & 5 2012

Lots of fun, as always. Getting better at wing suiting as a team. One jump with the Cannonball men (Fernando and Pedro) where Ricardo loses air and tumbles on top of my container, hehe. It's not easy to catch those guys in the air :D

- Off zone landings, fence jumping involved :)
- Clara practices back flying;
- Getting better and better at flying our wing suits;
- Lots of docking and flying over and under each other.

Wingsuiting with Kuts and Friends part IV

Wingsuit Flying in 2011 with the Flying Family

Wingsuit Videos: Wingsuit vs. Pilatus PC-6 Airplane

Oh, no big deal... just a wingsuit jumper going up against a Pilatus PC-6. These wingsuit jumpers are totally insane.

About the plane:

The Pilatus PC-6 Porter is a single-engined Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) utility aircraft designed by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. First flown in 1959, the PC-6 has been built in both piston engine and turboprop powered versions, and has been built both by Pilatus and by Fairchild Hiller in the United States. It remains in production as of August 2011.

Falling with Style: Donald Schultz vs. The Sanuk Streaker

Sanuk's favorite adventure addict and smile seeker Donald Schultz takes the Sanuk Streaker to new heights, wing-suiting from a hot air balloon hovering at 6,000ft.

Wingsuit FFC with Bart @ Skydive Elsinore Wingsuit School

Bart does his FFC at Skydive Elsinore Wingsuit School

Superbowl Acura ad - Jet Powered Squirrel Suit

2012 - 01 - Leon Hunt (Bridgewater, Australia)

A quick cut of some of the highlights of wingsuit coaching jumps I got to do with Leon Hunt. He did his first flight course at the boogie, and within 20 jumps managed to get up to frontloops, backloops, backflying and working on levels and transitions.

Check him out!

Camera & Coaching:
Jarno Cordia

Friday, February 3, 2012

2012 - 01 - Wingsuit vs Tracking - Part 1 & 2

Eli Gerris leading a flock of wingsuits in his PF trackingsuit at Bridgewater DZ, Australia during the Phoenix-Fly Wingsuit Camp January 2012. Eli clocked a 111 seconds from 13.000 ft, setting an avg fallrate of 70 MPH with a rocking forward speed.

Camera: Jarno Cordia - flylikebrick.com
Flockers: Jason, Darren, Douggs, Doan, Matt, Andrew, Tibbitts, Leon, Jan etc.

Eli Gerris leading a flock of wingsuits in his PF trackingsuit at Bridgewater DZ, Australia during the Phoenix-Fly Wingsuit Camp January 2012.

Shot on a small format camera, so colors are a bit dark due to the low light.

Camera: Jarno Cordia - flylikebrick.com
Flockers: Jason, Darren, Douggs, Doan, Matt, Andrew, Tibbitts, Leon, Jan etc.

Making of "CODE - The Movie"

Production: oinkfilm.de

Director|DoP|Editor: Nepomuk V. Fischer

Canon 7D / 60D
Canon 50mm 1.4
Tokina 11-16mm 2.8
Canon 17-55mm 2.8
Canon 70-200mm 2.8
GoPro HD

Edit with Final Cut Pro